MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE: Joyce
Cassen, M.D.; Percival Chee, MD; Margaret Cheung, MD; Stephen Clason, MD;
Malcolm Ing, MD; Allan Kunimoto, MD; Ken Lin, MD; Tim McDevitt, MD; John
Olkowski, MD; Jon Portis, MD; David Randell, MD; Peter Roney, MD; Susan
Senft, MD; Byron Wong, MD, Vernon Wong, MD; William K. Wong, MD; and Joseph
William K. Wong, Jr., MD, and Michael Miyashiro, MD, Joelle Inamine
The meeting was called to order at 7:04 PM by Peter Roney, MD, President of
The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as distributed.
Ophthalmology Spring Update: May 20, 21, 2006, at the Halekulani Hotel. Dr.
Cheung - briefly went over the conference and commented that financially it
was profitable, although poor attendance. Next year, 2007, the meeting will
be moved to February 3 and 4.
Legislative Update: Jon Portis, no new update.
Steve Clason commented that the Society members should consider supporting
Ed Case for office. He supported the ophthalmologists throughout the years.
Members may send checks to Dr. Clason’s office and he will forward them on
to Ed Case’s Campaign headquarters.
Treasurer’s Report No treasurer’s report
Third Party Reimbursement: Dr. Byron Wong – no new report.
Academy Fusarium keratitis statement – AAO has come out with information for
patients. Next month will be “Save Your Sight Month”.
Code Quest: Dr. McDevitt queried the membership regarding interest for Code
Quest this year. This would be approximately October 14. A minimum of 40
attendees is required. 6 hours of CME is granted.
The membership can vote at the next meeting.
CME Coordinator Anne Taylor will no longer be CME coordinator after July 20
meeting. Alternate candidates are welcome to send resume to HOS President
Peter Roney. Discussion whether the HOS should have CME for each meeting was
discussed. Because of the large amount of paperwork involved, and payment to
the HMA, it was felt to discontinue CME credit at each meeting. This will be
discussed at the next meeting.
Speaker for next meeting: Thursday, July 20, 2006 at 3660 On the Rise. The
speaker will be Dr. John Olkowski, on “Endothelial keratoplasty”.
Speaker: Joyce Cassen, MD, presented a talk entitled, “Botox”, with a “final
exam” slide at the end. Her talk was well-received by the membership.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:30 PM.
Joyce Cassen, MD
Hawaii Ophthalmological Society